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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat Stamping in the Lunar New Year A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle “Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective
 
A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

Indonesia’s Aceh to allow stoning for adulterers

17 September 2009

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.

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Group says Myanmar hid billions in gas revenues

17 September 2009

BANGKOK (AP) — On Sept. 10, An environmental activist group accused Myanmar’s ruling military junta of hiding about $4.8 billion in unreported earnings from natural gas projects with foreign oil companies in overseas banks.

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Bumbershoot performers dance like drumming

Bumbershoot performers dance like drumming

17 September 2009

Morning rainfalls and cold weather couldn’t keep people away from the 39th annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival at Seattle Center this past Labor Day weekend, which was held on Sept. 5 through Sept. 7. The festival drew thousands of people over the course of three days, all whom poured onto the grounds for local and national music, arts, and comedy acts.

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Vanessa Hudgens exposed … again!

Vanessa Hudgens exposed … again!

17 September 2009

Welcome back to another month of entertainment and pop culture news! The end of the summer included an awkward incident between U.S. airport officials and a Bollywood superstar, Michelle Kwan’s retirement, and oh yeah, Vanessa Hudgens naked … again.

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Film about illegal Chinese immigrant claustrophobic, in a good way

Film about illegal Chinese immigrant claustrophobic, in a good way

17 September 2009

In the early ’90s, there was a boom of independent filmmakers. The power of credit cards and sold memorabilia fueled personal passions.

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Jo Koy’s return to Seattle to produce big laughs, also talks about being Filipino

Jo Koy’s return to Seattle to produce big laughs, also talks about being Filipino

17 September 2009

Tacoma-born comedian Jo Koy (Joseph Glenn Herbert) is used to hearing the sound of laughter. With a natural charisma and a lively stage persona, the Filipino American is a well-known face in the world of stand-up.

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Editorial: Symposium shows that history books are not written in stone

Editorial: Symposium shows that history books are not written in stone

17 September 2009

Something we hear a lot these days: Seattle is the gateway to the Pacific.

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Aug. 19: ReWA holds open houseAug. 19: ReWA holds open house

Aug. 19: ReWA holds open houseAug. 19: ReWA holds open house

17 September 2009

The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) had its open house at its new location on Maynard Avenue South. Aside from three other locations in Seattle, the agency recently expanded its office in the International District. Approximately 100 people attended. ReWA is a nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that provides refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally appropriate services.

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Sept. 2: South Asian Americans in Obama administration honored

Sept. 2: South Asian Americans in Obama administration honored

17 September 2009

The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA-DC) honored the South Asian Americans appointed to President Barack Obama’s administration at an event held in Washington, D.C. The Obama White House has tapped more South Asian Americans to serve in the administration than any other administration in history. Nearly 200 people attended.

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Letter: Updating the facts on the role of an organization

17 September 2009

To the Editor: Thank you for updating the community on the status of business break-ins that occurred during August, in your most recent edition (issue 38, “Businesses upset as break-ins increase in the ID”).

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Letter: English-only policy has purpose in health care

17 September 2009

To the Editor: When I was younger, I used to think like Ms. Jiang (who wrote “Should English be the only language in the United States?” in issue 37), being offended by the policy of only speaking English in the workplace.

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Sept. 11: Powerful women lunch together

Sept. 11: Powerful women lunch together

17 September 2009

Chase Bank Chairman Phyllis Campbell, REI chairman Sally Jewell, Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu, and Sound Transit Director Leslie Jones had lunch with 14 female alumni of the Executive Development Institute at New Hong Kong Restaurant in the International District.

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Letter: SYLP issue full of negative thinking

17 September 2009

To the Editor: After reading the thoughts of the students who attended [Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program], I am wondering what in the world they were taught there.

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Sept. 12 and Sept. 13: Centennial Celebration Symposium a success

Sept. 12 and Sept. 13: Centennial Celebration Symposium a success

17 September 2009

Chuimei Ho and husband Ben Bronson organized the Asian-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Centennial Celebration Symposium because they wanted to shed light on an overlooked piece of history: the roles of Asian-Pacific Islanders in the 1909 exposition, a world’s fair.

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New research shows how Asian American women are affected differently by non-smoking rules and policies

17 September 2009

In a recent study, UC Davis researcher Elisa Tong found that the effectiveness of smoke-free regulations among Asian American women depends largely on socioeconomic status.

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Bellevue survey finds racial barriers in health care

17 September 2009

A new community survey reveals that even with increasing diversity in Bellevue, communities of color face barriers to quality, affordable health care.

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Goodwill program teaches youth skills for success

17 September 2009

This summer, Goodwill (in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Center for Career Alternatives) implemented an eight-week program to teach career and life skills to 40 low-income teens in the community.

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Blog: How did I spend my 9/11 day?

Blog: How did I spend my 9/11 day?

14 September 2009

I am not one of Washington state’s powerful women, but I was generous to host them in a dim sum lunch in the New Hong Kong Restaurant, in the International District.

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Blog: The MC is the glue of the program

Blog: The MC is the glue of the program

14 September 2009

Have you felt annoyed at events when speakers go on and on? How do you stop them? If your program is not strong but has a great emcee, s/he would know how to make it work.

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Blog: Working in a recession

Blog: Working in a recession

14 September 2009

Risk-taking is a scary matter especially during recession. If you get stuck in a job you dislike, this might not be a good time to switch jobs. Yet, I was asked to mentor a group of young Asian American professionals last week on Sept. 10 on the subject. They were taking a leadership class sponsored by the Executive Development Institute (http://www.ediorg.org)

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